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#1 parkerluland


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

Hello guys I am new to this forum, but I had built a computer last year and it worked flawlessly for about four months then it started to turn itself off. So I simply switched power supplies and it worked again. Then about a month later while doin a paper for school it froze so I restarted it and it would go for about 5 mins then freeze again. Thinking it was a virus I redid my operating system and it worked for a while till the same thing happened again. Finally I redid the computer again last weekend and even without Internet hooked up it started to do it again and now when I try to start it, it will go the black windows symbol and stay there for about 5 mins then I will get the blue screen of death. So guys could u help me out on what's going on? I am pretty sure it's a hardware failure but I can't figure what would cause it.

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#2 LucheLibre


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

What are your computer's specs?

I have a suspicion that the original PSU did some damage when it began to fail.

HDD diagnostic tools (select your brand) - http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

Memtest86+ - http://www.memtest.org/

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:48 AM

FWIW: Memtest86+ Guide-How To's - Overclockers Forums - http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409152


#4 Smertz


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

Weird problems like this could also be caused by your memory too. Try removing a stick of memory one at a time to see if it helps.

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